Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Preview

Half the country is perfectly sick of snow, but some of us have been teased all season with images of picture perfect winter wonderlands.

I grew up on the east coast, where winters were long and grey. Now I'm in the west, where summers can be long and brown. Nothing’s perfect...but springtime comes close. Depending on where you are, spring might come earlier or later, but it does come. Green things start popping up out of the ground. People get all giddy with energy.



We’ve had a spell of warm weather. Despite a shameful amount of neglect, my garden still rewards me with splotches of color.



So what if they are hiding under tangles of weeds...




There’s a reason I have to crop the pictures so tightly. The rest of the garden is not fit to be seen.


I’ve enjoyed the pictures of winter from the rest of the country. The cold confetti swirling in the sky. The sugar-dusted branches and white meadows. Snow-capped mailboxes. Frost -covered windowpanes. Even if you can’t stand the sight of the stuff, somewhere there are people who still get wistful at a glimpse of it.

Hang in there...



Spring is coming.


12 comments:

Rena said...

Beautiful pictures, Adrienne. We won't be seeing spring for awhile, as we got another couple of inches of snow last night and more on the way. Loved your photos!

Kim Kasch said...

If only our eyes naturally cropped out the stuff not fit to be seen - what a wonderful world it would be;)

Lily Cate said...

well, 60 yesterday, and all but the last few crusts of ice are gone.
But my yard is a flat, brown wasteland right now. This is our first spring in a new house, and no one has tended a garden here in years- if ever.
Good news- we get to start from scratch. All we have are 4 giant oak trees and a dream.
Bad news- we have to start from scratch. All we have are 4 giant oak trees and a dream.

PJ Hoover said...

Gorgeous flowers! Now that I have a fence, I can think about planting something!

Suzie said...

Green? I think I remember green

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Am waiting. Appreciate your post. It's getting Looooong here.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous flowers. We are enjoying a day in the 60's today. It is funny how everyone's moods are more chipper when spring arrives! It's been a brutal Midwest winter!

Brenda said...

Beautiful pictures...Spring is my favorite time of the year...fresh and new...

Bish Denham said...

Oh I'm SO jealous! Your pictures are beautiful. A few things are starting to bloom here in south central Texas, pear trees, redbuds, mountain laurel...but we are having such a severe drought (last year we had less than half our annual rainfall a mere 14 or so inches and we've had no rain yet this year) that I doubt we will have much color. Everything is very brown...and the fire hazard is extreme.

All together now, everyone do a rain dance for us. Else it will be a very long hot dry summer.

Linda Crispell said...

I'm moving there!

Carrie Harris said...

I've got half-frozen sprouts right now, so these look absolutely beautiful! You really have a knack for gardening!

ICQB said...

Ooh, that was warm sunshine for the eyes. Thanks for sharing!